Distance learning can seem a lot less overwhelming when you have someone to work with. Find another person who is new to online learning and wants to take the same class. You can ask each other questions, figure out technology problems and just provide a virtual shoulder to cry on if your partner is discouraged or frustrated.
If you aren’t sure whether you can find someone else who’s taking the class to team up with, don’t worry. Almost all online classes offer some way for students to meet up virtually and you will probably discover two or three other students who would love to work as a team during one of these online activities.